Stockton Psychiatric Program: Job Opportunities
Welcome to Job Opportunities Page for the California Health Care Facility
The new 1722 bed facility is a joint project between the Department of State Hospitals, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the California Receiver’s Office designed to care for inmates’ medical and mental health needs. The mental health facility will have 772 employees and have treatment beds for 480 mental health patients. The facility will be located in Stockton, California.
The Department of State Hospitals is beginning to recruit for many challenging positions in the field of mental health care. We welcome your interest and inquiries.
Human Resources Department
1600 Ninth Street, Room 440
Sacramento, CA 95814
As vacancies become available, look for them here:
Under the general direction of the Clinical Administrator, the Program Director has the overall responsibility for the management of the Clinical Assessment Team and other clinical staff in the assurance of patient care and treatment. The Program Director directs the activities of staff to achieve program goals for facility-wide performance improvement and compliance with Joint Commission standards. The Program Director must have the requisite knowledge in order to establish and maintain open communication within the parameters of the Interagency Agreements between the Department of State Hospitals and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Program Director is responsible for safety of staff, patients, and visitors in the treatment areas.
The Senior Psychiatrist - Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision of the psychiatric staff and is under the direction of the Chief Psychiatrist. The Senior Psychiatrist – Supervisor assures that performance standards of psychiatric practice conform to DSH-Stockton policies and procedures, DSH policy, and relevant state laws and federal law, and Joint Commission. Duties include, but not limited to, consult with clinical, non-clinical and treatment teams staff on issues pertaining to diagnosis, and treatment of patients. Provide consultation with individual Staff Psychiatrists on issues of professional practice, appropriate treatment on complex cases, and of programmatic concerns. Consult with the Chief Psychiatrist on problematic cases; complex and/or problematic cases. Consult with disciplines social work, (Psychology, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nursing) to promote effective Interdisciplinary Treatment throughout the hospital and/or program in collaboration within the department. Coordinate the activities of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams. Advise staff on appropriate treatment techniques for specific cases. Perform Admission and Discharge duties with the Admission and Discharge team, following appropriate policies and procedures. Promote and implement the principles of Quality Improvement within the psychiatry services provided. Promote and comply with Equal Employment Opportunity goals of the facility. Promote an environment of non-violence. Follow the Stockton Psychiatric Program’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Department of Public Health’s regulatory requirements and Joint Commission standards. Perform timely, accurate, and appropriate employee annual performance evaluations that reflect essential duties as stated in the duty statement. Annual employee evaluations shall verify completion of annual physical and current licensing requirements. Assume all administrative, clinical and operational responsibilities of the Chief Psychiatrist in the event of absences. Maintains current knowledge of psychiatric practices and research.
Staff Psychiatrists are responsible for making definitive diagnoses and decisions in accordance with current law and accreditation standards. The Staff Psychiatrists examine and diagnose inpatient mental health patients; determine types of psychiatric treatment needed; administer psychiatric treatment with collaboration from all members of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team utilizing the biopsychosocial treatment model.
Under the general supervision of the Training Officer II, the Training Officer I is responsible for the Training Program for the administrative, nursing, and clinical staff members at the Department of State Hospitals - Stockton. The Training Officer I consults with staff, reviews and analyzes training needs, makes recommendations for additions, deletions, and changes to the existing Training Program, and implements recommended changes to ensure all employees receive the required training and are developed within their respective specialty area. The Training Officer I approves training requests, ensures compliance with required training, and maintains accurate records of all training. The Training Officer I works collaboratively in a partnership with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at CHCF – Stockton to ensure that all required training is provided to staff.
For information, see California Prison Health Care Jobs Page